252: Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright from Ketogains discuss Protein and Fasting

This week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson and Guests we are joined again by our special guest co-host Marty Kendall along with Luis Villasenor and Tyler Cartwright from Ketogains.

Sit back and relax while Leah and Marty discuss the latest news headlines with special guests.

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This week on the show Leah and Marty announce they are giving the Ketogains Bootcamp a try! Leah, Marty, Luis and Tyler chat about what is involved in the Ketogains Bootcamp.  An amazing 637 people have done the Ketogains beginner and novice Bootcamps and have lost a total of 10,000 kg or 22,000 pounds.  This is an average of 16 kg or 35 lb per person.  

However. the big question asked is will Leah end up buff before her 40th birthday in March? Find out more about Ketogains Bootcamps and join in the next round on February 26.


Luis and Tyler share their powerful journeys of weight loss and health and what motivates them.  Tune in as you really do not want to miss their inspiring words.  And do not forget about the news health headlines we review- all about protein and fasting.


3 Tips for Protein Consumption on a Low Carb or Ketogenic Diet


To Fast or Not to Fast: What Are the Risks of Fasting?


If you would like to keep the conversation flowing and share your thoughts on the discussion join us in the Low Carb Conversations Facebook Discussion Group.

251: Belinda and Gary Fettke on BMI and Global Warming

Welcome to a New Year and a new episode of Low Carb Conversations!

Leah is joined by her new Guest Co-Host Marty Kendall from Optimizing Nutrition.  Get to know Marty a little more! He will be joining Low Carb Conversations for a few episodes in January.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode!

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Our Guests this week on Low Carb Conversations with Leah Williamson NTP and Guests are husband and wife team Gary and Belinda Fettke.

Gary Fettke is an Australian orthopedic surgeon, low carb, healthy fat advocate and you might recall, he was the Doctor reprimanded by medical watchdog AHPRA (which is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for suggesting his patients reduce sugar and adopt low-carb healthy fat principles.

After a 2 1/2 year investigation (despite no incidence of patient harm) the Tasmanian AHPRA medical board decided he was not qualified to give nutritional advice. They ‘silenced’ him with a lifelong, non appellable ban from ever talking to his patients, or the wider community “in particular that he does not provide specific advice or recommendations on the subject of nutrition and how it relates to the management of diabetes, or the treatment and/or prevention of cancer.”

Luckily for his patients, he refuses to respect the medical board’s decision. He would rather be deregistered for saving lives than withholding the truth and harming people.

His wife, Belinda Fettke, also a low carb healthy fat advocate took over their website No Fructose and social media accounts to keep the low carb healthy fat message alive.

Listen in as Gary and Belinda share their story.

BMI is underestimating obesity in Australia, waist circumference needs to be measured too

 Study: Poor People Eating Properly would Accelerate Global Warming

First up is an article around Body Mass Index (BMI) and whether we are underestimating the prevalence of obesity in the Australian population by using BMI as the measurement and that waistlines of Australian adults are increasing faster than body weight.  Why is BMI not accurate and should be measuring waist circumference or something else?

The second article is around a study that claims if poor people were to eat real food then it would accelerate climate change. Listen to the Fettke’s response on this!  In the article Belinda and Gary quote article where Paul Behrens is quoted as saying:

“Of all the foods, beef has the biggest impact on global warming. Raising cows for beef demands 28 times more land, 11 times more water, and five times more greenhouse gases than other animal-based foods like chicken, pork, and dairy. Fertilizer and cow dung also run into rivers and cause toxic algal blooms that kill plants and fish” Behrens says. Plus, “cattle have this digestion process in their stomachs that releases a lot of methane, which is a very powerful greenhouse gas,” he adds. Yes, cow farts contribute to climate change.


And remember our secret health headline!  Will it be a game changer?

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Belinda’s talk at Low Carb Down Under: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlhL-WQ_X2Y&feature=youtu.be

Crossfit Games Talk mentioned:

https://isupportgary.com/articles/2017-crossfit-live-stream Dr. Gary Fettke discusses ‘The Role of Nutrition in Health, Education, Economics, Politics, Environment and Beliefs’ at the CrossFit Health Conference, Madison Wisconsin, 2 August 2017.


No Fructose


Study: Poor People Eating Properly would accelerate Global Warming



This photo shows Gary and Belinda braving the storm!


Theme and interstitial music:

Out of It (Rambling Man Remixes) by andrewbowden (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/andrewbowden/33629 Ft: Brad Sucks

250: An announcement and special guest Diana Rodgers on Kale vs Cow

Before our big announcement – please let us say THANK YOU dear listeners from the bottom of our heart for supporting us on this amazing journey this past year.  We had some big shoes to fill when the previous hosts handed it over but we hope you have enjoyed getting to know Kara and Leah and reviewing the latest news health headlines.

Now for the announcement –  it is with sadness we announce that Kara has decided to move on from the podcast next year and we wish her all the success with her future.  Who knows, maybe she will come back as a guest one time?!  Leah has decided to stay on and until the right co-host is found you will able to enjoy a selection of special guest hosts including Shawn Mynar from Keto for Women.  Thank you once again for your support and we can’t wait to debate and debunk some more health news articles in 2018!

Now to episode 250

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Diana Rodgers from Sustainable Dish joins Kara and Leah on this week’s episode of Low Carb Conversations with Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson. 

Sit back, relax with a kale juice and enjoy this week’s episode!

GMOs as safe as conventional food, beneficial for farmers — scientists

Quarter of millennials have absolutely no interest in cookery


This week on Low Carb Conversations, Diana Rodgers shares information her new documentary called, “Kale Vs. Cow: The Case for Better Meat“. Kale Vs. Cow is the brainchild of Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish, a real food dietician living on a working organic farm. The film focuses on the most vilified of farm animals, the cow, ultimately making the case that eliminating animals from our food system will cause more harm than good.  Contrary to popular media messages that demonize beef, well-managed cattle are one of our best chances at improving soil health and sequestering carbon. Red meat is also a superfood, rich in high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. Red meat is not the enemy.

Diana needs your help! Support Kale vs. Cow’s crowdfunding campaign here!

Diana, Kara and Leah discuss an article where by a conference in the Philippines stated that GMO’s where in fact, safe.  What do you think?  Then they discuss an article about Millennial’s and how they just don’t seem to see the need to cook these days.  Do you fall in that category?

And do you have a beef with our secret health headline?



249: Dr. Glenn Livingston and Rachel Peterson

Author of “Never Binge Again”, Dr. Glenn Livingston and Primal Health Coach Rachel Peterson from Austin, Texas join Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson on this week’s episode of Low Carb Conversations with Kara Halderman and Leah Williamson. 

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Eating Disorders, Autoimmune, and Autoinflammatory Disease

It’s Not Your Fault — Junk Food is Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

This week on Low Carb Conversations Dr. Glenn Livingston and Rachel Peterson are here to share their health perspectives! Dr. Glenn Livingston is the Author of Never Binge Again (#1 on Kindle for Eating Disorders). As part of his own journey from obesity, ‘exercise bulemia’ and food prison to a normal, healthy weight and a much more lighthearted relationship with food, Dr Livingston created a unique and unorthodox methodology for helping people to change the mindset behind the behaviors. With it, he helps restore free will, empowering people out from under feeling enslaved to certain foods and triggers.

Rachel Peterson is a Primal Health Coach and lifestyle blogger from Austin, Tx. She’s passionate about thyroid and autoimmune health, loves dreaming up healthy delicious recipes and wants to lend support to others going through their own health journeys. Check out her blog! 

Rachel, Glenn, Leah and Kara discuss a new study connecting eating disorders to autoimmune disease. So what came first: autoimmunity or the eating disorder? Listen to the gusts discuss their opinions! The second article is a study showing we are hard wired to seek out high-calorie junk food from survival instincts. But how do they advise dealing with that? Moderation. See what Glenn and Rachel have to say about that on this week’s episode!

And remember our secret health headline!


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